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Returning to Exercise after a Covid 19 Infection

Returning to Exercise after a Covid 19 Infection

by Adina, Foundation Clinic

30th March 2022

It is looking increasingly likely that the majority of Kiwis will experience a COVID infection at some stage, and a common question is when we can return to our normal physical activities.

A Cautionary Tale

A Cautionary Tale

by Rosie Rochester

31st July 2020

A MUST READ for every Wild Thing who heads into the hills in winter. This could have ended very differently for the super-experienced Rosie, but she survived to pass on the great advice contained within this piece...

Luck Over Talent!

Luck Over Talent!

by Lance Smith

20th June 2018

A thought provoking piece on what it takes to succeed at a high level by IAAF Elite Coach, Lance Smith, who has coached numerous young athletes including Jack Beaumont, one of the hottest young talents on the world mountain running scene.

Running in the heat

Running in the heat

by Vera Alves

31st January 2018

Hot tips on how to manage your core body temperature while running in the heat...

Kepler Challenge - The Splits

Kepler Challenge - The Splits

by Matt Bixley

24th November 2017

Experienced Kepler Challenge runner Matt Bixley has shared his legendary and much-praised 'Kepler Splits' before.
Those who have used them swear by them. Matt is after all a Geek of the highest order (OK, let's be fair, a very brainy statistician - he also helped write the algorithm that calculates the Grunt Factors and Gnarl Factors for runs featured in our Trail Directory)
So here they are again for all who dare to take on the one & only Kepler Challenge...

The Kepler Challenge - My Way

The Kepler Challenge - My Way

by Matt Bixley

22nd November 2017

Outspoken and opinionated, Matt Bixley aka “The Mouth of the South” started his love of trail running with a 8hr+ Kepler in 2004. Since then he has run 220+km in 24hr while representing New Zealand and now has 5hr50, top 10 finish to his name. He knows a thing or two about to run (and NOT run) the Kepler Challenge. In this blog he shares some of his hard-earned experience.

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